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Associate General Counsel, Content & EMEA Disputes

Posted: 21 Apr 2021 Closes: 21 May 2021
Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1330876716

Facebook is seeking a highly motivated, energetic team player to serve as Associate General Counsel, Content & EMEA Disputes for the EMEA region. The position will provide a multitude of legal support for content issues across Facebook's family of apps and services. You will manage regulatory matters and advise internal teams on legal risks. The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of the law. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in a fast-paced, energetic environment.Facebook welcomes applications from the widest range of individuals eligible to apply and particularly encourages applications from those who would increase the diversity of the company.

Associate General Counsel, Content & EMEA Disputes Responsibilities

  • Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple legal matters

  • Counsel the teams responsible for building, managing and enforcing Facebook's content policies

  • Support and help efficiently resolve escalations involving content, including legal takedown requests and policy and press inquiries, among others

  • Work with cross-functional teams on public policy, communications, global operations, legal operations, product, privacy, IP, and ethics/compliance

  • Work with policy, and international legal colleagues to support litigation and regulatory matters, and to track evolving legal requirements across EMEA and industry verticals

  • Provide legal advice across many subject areas, including global legal frameworks, intermediary liability, data protection laws, and emerging content regulation trends

  • Develop creative and pragmatic approaches to managing legal risks associated content policy development, application and enforcement

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified to practice law in at least one European jurisdiction

  • 8+ years litigation and/or regulatory experience, including experience dealing with legal / contentious matters, ideally across multiple jurisdictions

  • Deep understanding and experience of EU intermediary liability frameworks, including the E-Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC

  • Experience assessing and advising upon a diverse set of legal standards governing content and intermediary liability issues, across a range of topics

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines

  • Experienced in mentoring junior staff members


About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

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